Date: December 7th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL (cont'd)
Now that we have introduced you to the front of the TV, let's take a glance at the rear starting from the top, and moving our way down to the bottom. But first with this shot you will be able to see just how Samsung passively cools this product. The warm rising air in the back will create a natural vacuum which will draw cooler air from the bottom and draw it along the surfaces than need cooling. As they have claimed this makes for a very quiet TV viewing experience without having to use any fans.
The top portion of the TV rear is again comprised of the top warm air exhausts for the cooling and two areas to use as grab points for lifting. Trust me, with this weight, you will be making full use of these.
Moving our way down you will again notice the large amount of cooling vents and near the bottom you will see the main A/V hub.
The right hub is comprised of your cable TV and air antenna hookups along with your standard A/V composite and S-video connections. Pretty straight forward and easy.
The left hub is comprised of the more advanced connections for HDTV, PC and the digital audio. Seeing this TV has a digital HDTV/digital cable tuner built in, naturally this capability will be complimented with your choice of a composite or optical digital audio output so you can connect it directly to your home theater system. You have two separate sets of component video connections, your analog PC video connection which also includes a sound input and you have Samsung's Anynet home theater networking connection if you entire home theater is completely Samsung. You also have the High definition multimedia connection which will stream full digital video directly to your TV without the loss in quality sometimes witnessed when using standard analog component connections. Last but not least to the far left you have the power cord connection. Gladly, this unit has a built in power supply which does cut down on clutter.
Moving even farther down you will notice the release clasp for removing the TV from its stand if and when you are mounting this TV on a wall. Personally I never tested this functionality seeing that I do not own this TV nor would I want to harm it by installing it on the wall improperly. Do yourself a favor, get it professionally installed and don't wing this on your own. One mistake and you are out over $2000 and Samsung's warranty will not cover product failure due to improper wall mounting. Myself, I like it on the stand seeing if I redecorate the living room, I will not have to go through a wall installation process over and over every time something is changed.